FTC 7314 - 2014-2015

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We are a 2nd year team with twelve highly motivated students ranging from seventh through ninth grades. What can we possibly accomplish against High School teams? Just wait and see.

The 2014-2015 game is Cascade Effect. Watch game animation.


Engineering Notebook

FTC 7314 Engineering Notebook 2014-15

Build Season

Cascade Effect is an enormously rich game of strategy. Less certain about casual spectator appeal, but it's a heck of a game for players. Look up the rules. Watch game animation.

September build meetings

Official Events

FTC Kickoff - 6-September-2014
The deepest, darkest secrets of the 2014-2015 FIRST Tech Challenge game will be revealed to all true believers (and anyone else present as well). Will 18 x 18 x 18" robots need to pick up Medicine Balls? Will we need to isolate the controller from diesel fuel? If ya don't go, ya won't know! (unless, of course, you actually read the rules)
Hosted by the CCIU TCHS!
Ramp Riot - 1-November-2014
Our first scrimmage with a robot having limited capabilities (it could drag goals). Still, this was enough. 7314 finished as 5th seed and was selected by 1st seeded 4433 (Smoking Motors) as alliance partner. Together we were CHAMPIONS!
Eastern Pennsylvania FTC Qualifying Tournament - 6-December-2014
FTC 7314 Sab-BOT-age takes the Rockwell-Collins Innovate Award in its first Cascade Effect qualifier!
South Central Pennsylvania FTC Regional Qualifying Tournament - 17-January-2015
Hosted by Penn State York.

Other Events

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DAR FLL Scrimmage - 22-November-2014
Downingtown's third annual FIRST LEGO League Tune Up, the D-Town Dust-off, at the CCIU TCHS-Brandywine in Downingtown, PA.
This non-qualifying event was hosted by Downingtown Area Robotics in cooperation with the TCHS to help area FLL teams gain experience and prepare for their Qualifiers in this year's game, WORLD CLASSSM! 15 area teams participated.
Downingtown Area Robotics-TCHS-Penn FLL Qualifying Event 2014 - 7-December-2014
Downingtown's third annual FIRST LEGO League Qualifying Event was held on 7 December, 2014 at the CCIU TCHS Brandywine Campus in Downingtown, PA. This competition was hosted by Downingtown Area Robotics to allow area FLL teams to compete and qualify for the Penn FLL Championship in this year's game, WORLD CLASSSM!


Sugartown Elementary School's Lego Expo and Robotics Fair - 17-April-2015
A joint FRC1640 / FTC7314 demonstrations. Both teams were able to make their robots interact with the Sugartown students and were a huge hit!